Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Review: The Sad Part Was

The Sad Part Was The Sad Part Was by Prabda Yoon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Finally back on my ASIA 2019 reading project, this book of short stories by Prabda Yoon (Thailand) plays with words in different ways (one story takes place completely inside one set of parentheses, in a sentence about picking a piece of paper off the floor.) Some of the writing reads a bit awkwardly but it's always hard to tell if that's translation or the original (one was a death story told in a weird tense that must have been difficult to translate!) Overall the stories are very modern and very urban (most are set in Bangkok.)

I like to support small presses like Tilted Axis but really disliked seeing the print from other pages through the page I was trying to read. They are very new and hopefully they will work it out.

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